Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad.Meanwhile, the Embassy itself has a, er, response. Yeah, I'm sure that'll mollify the mob.
Reuters reports that protesters tried to raise a black flag carrying the slogan: "There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger."
The news agency says about 2,000 protesters have gathered outside the embassy and about 20 have scaled the walls.
The AP says the protesters were largely ultra-conservative Islamists.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Cairo Way
The New Egypt is going about as well as expected: